Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Easier For MOs In Rural Areas To Further Studies

KUALA LUMPUR, June 28 (Bernama) -- Medical officers serving in rural areas would find it easier to go for post-graduate studies under incentives being considered by the government for officers posted to rural areas, the Dewan Rakyat was told Wednesday.
"We may give additional merit points for medical officers serving in rural areas who wish to further their studies," said Deputy Minister of Health Datuk Dr Abdul Latiff Ahmad.
Replying to Raime Unggi (BN-Tenom), he said medical officers should discard the perception that it was difficult to live in the rural areas because the facilities there were being upgraded to match those in the urban areas.
Dr Abdul Latiff said the government was targeting a 1:600 ratio of medical officers to patients by 2015.

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